Boys’ lacrosse team plays final game on grass field

Devon Loayza setting up the offense. (Photo viva chassumser photography)

The final game ever played on the grass field of Eric J. Olsen stadium happened Friday, May 10. The team given the honor to play the last game was the boys varsity lacrosse team. The field endured 14 years of sporting events and many memories of athletes at freedom. This summer the field will under go a transformation to a turf field.

Besides being the last game on the grass field, it was also senior night for 14 players. After the senior night ceremony concluded it was time for the last regular season game of the year against rival John Champe. The game was close throughout. At the end of regulation, the teams were tied 5-5, which lead to the game going into overtime. Before overtime started a storm came through the area causing a weather delay. An hour passed and play resumed, and it didn’t take long for the Knights to strike ending the contest 6-5. FHS may not have won the game, but closed an amazing decade plus of sporting history on the grass field.

About the Author

James Czarnaski
James is a junior at Freedom High School. Is also involved in Freedom athletics by playing lacrosse goalie for the varsity team. Outside of school he plays travel lacrosse, video games, and pick up basketball.
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